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Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai

From top to down: signed Buran photo, signed card and signed cover by Alexei Borodai.

Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai

(Air Force Buran Cosmonaut #2)

Born on... 28 Jul. 1947
Join Buran Team in: February 1979
Left Buran Team in: December 1993
As... Air Force Pilot
Major assignments: 6 Buran ALTs

Graduated from Higher Air Force School; test pilot, Soviet Airforce; was selected for Buran-flights (GKNII-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 1/79 - 11/80; in the beggining of 1979, the Soviet Air Force selected and trained its own group of Buran test pilots. Unlike the "Igor Volk Group", these were military officers who remained assigned to the Chkalov Flight Research Center, at Akhtubinsk. Borodai, along with Bachurin where the only ones to finish the 1979 class. Borodai conducted 6 Buran ALTs in 1987 and 1988; on 29.12.1993 retired; lost his both legs on 08.10.1996 in a crash landing of an AN-124 in Turin, Italy.

 

 

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